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Published semiannually by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in New York City, West 86th reaffirms the BGC's commitment to expanding the conversation regarding the content, meaning, and significance of objects. The journal focuses on scholarship in material culture, design history, and the decorative arts. West 86th is available in print and online and includes scholarly articles, review articles, primary source translations, critical book, catalog, and exhibition reviews, research inquiries, letters to the editor, and supplementary digital material integral to articles. Articles are subject to double-blind peer assessment. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars worldwide. All manuscripts may be sent to the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor.

For submissions information and guidelines, please visit http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/wes/instruct

Opinions expressed in this journal are not necessarily those of the editors, the Bard Graduate Center, or Bard College.

© Copyright 2016 by The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. All rights reserved.

West 86th (formerly known as Studies in the Decorative Arts) is indexed and abstracted in Art Index and Art Abstracts, in Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), in Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI), in ARTbibliographies Modern, (ABM) in ARTbibliographies Current Titles, in Book Review Index (BRI), in Historical Abstracts, and in America: History and Life.

West 86th (ISSN 2153-5531; E-ISSN: 2153-5558) is published in print twice a year on behalf of the Bard Graduate Center in New York City by the University of Chicago Press, 1427 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. For subscriptions, renewals, address changes, and claims, contact customer service at 1.800.705.1878 (USA/Canada) or 1.773.753.3347 or email subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu. For permission to reprint, email permissions@press.uchicago.edu. For inquires about advertising, visit http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/wes/advertise or email j-advertising@press.uchicago.edu. The individual subscription rate for 2016 is $35.  For other prices, including rates for individual non-U.S. subscribers, reduced rates for Friends of the BCG and members of CAA and ARLIS, and rates for institutional subscribers, visit www.journals.uchicago.edu/wes. Free or deeply discounted access is available in most developing nations through the Chicago Emerging Nations Initiative (www.journals.uchicago.edu/inst/ceni).

Photographs were taken or supplied by the lending institutions, organizations, or individuals credited in the picture captions and are protected by copyright. Permission has been sought for use of all copyrighted illustrations in this volume. In several instances, despite extensive research, it has not been possible to locate the original copyright holder. Copyright owners of these works should contact the Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.

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Paul Stirton, Editor-in-Chief

 

Daniel Lee, Managing Editor

 

Laura Grey, Desginer


Isabella Lettere
, Editorial Fellow

 

 

Contributing Editors (for West 86th Online)


Ben Kafka, NYU


Jeffrey Schnapp, 
Harvard University

 

 

 

Board of Editorial Advisors


Rebecca Arnold, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

 

Zainab Bahrani, Columbia University

 

Barry Bergdoll, MoMA, Columbia University

 

Dilys Blum, Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

Edward S. Cooke Jr., Yale University

 

David Crowley, Royal College of Art, London

 

Victoria de Grazia, Columbia University

 

Lothar von Falkenhausen, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Finbarr Barry Flood, New York University

 

Alden R. Gordon, Trinity College, Hartford

 

Tag Gronberg, Birkbeck, University of London

 

Christine Guth,Victoria and Albert Museum / Royal College of Art, London

 

Christopher Hallett, University of California, Berkeley

 

Christopher M. S. Johns, Vanderbilt University

 

Laurel Kendall, American Museum of Natural History, New York

 

Pamela O. Long, Washington, DC

 

Sara Pennell, Roehampton University, UK

 

Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard University

 

Linda Safran, Research Fellow, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto; Editor, Gesta

 

Lorenz Seelig, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich

 

Debora Silverman, University of California, Los Angeles

 

John Styles, University of Hertfordshire, UK

 

Nicholas Thomas, University of Cambridge

 

Dora Thornton, British Museum, London

 

Charlotte Townsend-Gault, University of British Columbia

 

 

 

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